Today, compliance is more complex than ever before. There are ever-increasing legal challenges in a global environment. That’s why we are constantly adapting our processes and systems to the legal framework. To emphasize the significance of compliance for us, we have firmly anchored it into our corporate policy: “We comply with applicable laws and internal guidelines.” Compliance is thus an active component of our corporate culture. We operate a compliance management system that makes it possible for you as a customer, business partner, or employee of the company to act based on standardized and binding structures. It is important to identify potential misconduct at an early stage to ensure that we can live up to our corporate policy. One of the ways we are able to do this is by having any information about possible compliance violations reported to us.
A compliance violation exists if applicable law or internal policies are violated in Germany or abroad by our employees or vis-a-vis our employees in the performance of their duties. Such violations include corruption, violation of competition and antitrust laws, data protection violations, and violations in accounting, finance and taxation. We rely on our employees and on our customers and business partners to detect compliance violations and to be able to prevent them. Should you notice any sign of a compliance violation, you can make a report through various channels. Regardless of the method you choose to raise your concern, we assure you that every report will be handled in strict confidentiality – even anonymously if you so wish.
If you would like to report any signs of compliance violations or have any questions about compliance, please contact our Compliance Officer.PreZero Stiftung & Co. KG Stiftsbergstraße 1, 74172 Neckarsulm
Online reporting system
As an additional reporting option to provide information on potential compliance violations, we have established an online reporting system. All incoming information is processed by our Compliance Officer. The online reporting system is an internet-based application and can be accessed from any internet-enabled device via the following link: to the online reporting system.
External compliance counsel
Our External Compliance Counsel, Dr. Margarete von Galen, attorney-at-law, is at your disposal. You may contact her at any time and report information on potential company-related or employment-related criminal acts and offenses. We assure you that Dr. von Galen will carefully review the details of your report and forward your report to our compliance officer if there is concrete evidence indicating a compliance violation. As our external compliance counsel, Dr. von Galen is bound to professional secrecy. She will only forward your personal information to us with your express consent.
You may contact Dr. von Galen as follows:
Dr. Margarete Gräfin von Galen, Specialist in Criminal Law
Please be assured that we will handle all indications of compliance violations with utmost care and in strict confidentiality and act on any confirmed misconduct in a firm and appropriate manner. Please note that matters bearing no relation to non-compliance will not be dealt with.